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Old March 1st, 2008, 10:18 AM   #3861
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The survivors staircase is indeed under deconstruction. From the cam it's not very spectacular to see, but after a while you notice things from the stairs are gone. I think it will be fully deconstructed within two to three weeks.

The Port Authorities ware planning to remove the ramp in March but I don't see that happening. They said they would install steel beams for the memorial in January, but so far only some small columns are installed along the western slurry wall. The big beams are still laying on the ground. I guess they will install steel this month and remove the ramp by May or June.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 08:13 PM   #3862
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So they don't need that big ramp anymore? I guess it makes sense since there are still many other ways to reach all of the projects within the WTC site. It will be just another sign of progress.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 09:14 PM   #3863
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There are some interesting new pics of the construction site on flickr, follow this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/connectedpictures/page2/
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Old March 1st, 2008, 09:17 PM   #3864
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According to one of the wtc sites, wtcrising or lower manhatten info, the ramp was supposed to be removed in April of this year so that the steel for the memorial and chiller plant could be installed. However, it should be noted that they were supposed to start erecting steel in January. After the delay announcement, events have slowed down. The slurry wall repair seems to be their main focus at the moment.

The survivor's staircase appears to be close to being ready to move. The sides and back have been removed and discarded and they appear to be cutting away the section where the escalator was. After that they just need to lift it onto a truck and they're outa there. I would give it a few more days...
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:59 PM   #3865
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There are some interesting new pics of the construction site on flickr, follow this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/connectedpictures/page2/
Great on-site pics
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 04:21 AM   #3866
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There are some interesting new pics of the construction site on flickr, follow this link:
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nice pics
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 04:17 PM   #3867
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is the cam working for you guys? i can't see it
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 07:28 PM   #3868
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The cam is working fine over here (in FF and IE). Maybe it's time to update flash?
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 06:43 AM   #3869
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 09:57 AM   #3870
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When they will remove whole station block, itīs a big part.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 11:57 AM   #3871
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When they will remove whole station block, itīs a big part.
As far as I know they are not going to remove station at all, they will build over it
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:02 PM   #3872
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Down in the right corner of the above photo ... are those structures some remains of the underground levels of the former wtc ?
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:57 PM   #3873
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I hate seeing a big hole.


I cannot wait untill I see something rising above street level!
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 06:08 PM   #3874
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yes that silly flash player was it


btw....i saw concrete pouring today but not on the core itself, just next to it
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #3875
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I am still surprised by some photos that show how massive the site is...
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The "big hole" to the front is something was just dug, not something that has been there.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 11:55 PM   #3877
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According to one of the wtc sites, wtcrising or lower manhatten info, the ramp was supposed to be removed in April of this year so that the steel for the memorial and chiller plant could be installed. However, it should be noted that they were supposed to start erecting steel in January. After the delay announcement, events have slowed down. The slurry wall repair seems to be their main focus at the moment.

The survivor's staircase appears to be close to being ready to move. The sides and back have been removed and discarded and they appear to be cutting away the section where the escalator was. After that they just need to lift it onto a truck and they're outa there. I would give it a few more days...
Good news: they are going to start on the memorial.
bad news: they are going to have to pul the steel down with one of the cranes!!
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Old March 4th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #3878
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I hate seeing a big hole.


I cannot wait untill I see something rising above street level!


It's happening now. Look how tall the southern half of the Freedom Tower's
core has gotten. Almost to the street level!
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Old March 4th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #3879
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Just trying to get my bearings here...the hole in the foreground where the blue man lifts are is where the south tower was, right? And the bottom of the ramp is where the north tower was? To the right of the circle of traffic cones, it certainly looks like remains of sub-basements to me, like the other poster alluded to.
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Just trying to get my bearings here...the hole in the foreground where the blue man lifts are is where the south tower was, right? And the bottom of the ramp is where the north tower was? To the right of the circle of traffic cones, it certainly looks like remains of sub-basements to me, like the other poster alluded to.

The massive hole in the foreground was just fully dug out and is the foundation for WTC Tower 4 and WTC Tower 3; it was completed recently, as in a few weeks ago, and a slurry wall was erected around it for the two supertall skyscrapers which will rise there next year. The hole in the background was where both of the Twin Towers once stood, and the Freedom Tower is where the two tower cranes are concrete wall are located. Keep in mind that the Freedom Tower's plot size is the same size of that of the Twin Towers, and WTC Tower 2 to 5's plot sizes are about the same size to bigger than that of the old WTC, but just in different shapes. You cannot make out the square plots of the old WTC, marked by the u/c memorial from that angle, but I can tell you that the place where the ramp touches the dirt is where One World Trade Center - the North Tower - once stood. Where Two World Trade Center would be in that picture would be to the left of that (though you really can't see it), and the other low rise buildings of the old WTC would be located on WTC Tower 2, 3, and 4's plot, and also Freedom Tower's plot. There's still a lot of below grade structure remaining from the old WTC, and it is true that most of it that's near the Freedom Tower will be built over; I think the same goes for the below grade structure everywhere else because I think the schedule staded that the period of getting rid of the old WTC's structure has ended, but I could be wrong. Though that picture is amazing, it's still missing a massive chunk of ground zero; that's just how big the site is.

It just made me realize that for every building destroyed in the old WTC, a massive skyscraper will rise to replace it. I am glad that the Freedom Tower's name is also One World Trade Center, and hope that applies to the other towers too, and also hope that the PAC will be called 6WTC, just so that every destroyed building will be reborn in a new form.

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